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The HRBT Expansion Project - Making Headway with the Headwall

The HRBT Expansion Project - Making Headway with the Headwall

The massive east headwall in the South Island launch shaft is now complete, and the 14 m (46-foot) external ring at the start of the new tunnel was recently bolted onto the headwall.  ... More Information

Updated specifications for the northern extension of Line 3 of the Brussels metro

Updated specifications for the northern extension of Line 3 of the Brussels metro

On 14 October 2022, Beliris published a special specification for the civil engineering works for the northward extension of the Brussels metro Line 3. The tenders are expected in the first quarter ... More Information

Supplier conference for the construction of Stad Ship Tunnel

Supplier conference for the construction of Stad Ship Tunnel

The Norwegian Government's budget in 2023 confirmed EUR 7.23 million (NOK 76 million) was set aside for the Stad ship tunnel. After the Storting (Norwegian Parliament) approved the construction and ... More Information

Robbins Double Shield Launches in Nepal

Robbins Double Shield Launches in Nepal

Second Project Underway for Record-Setting TBM - In October 2022, China Overseas Engineering Group Co. Ltd and China Railway No. 2 Engineering Group Co Ltd launched a 6.4 m diameter Robbins Double ... More Information

Milan M4 update

On Saturday 26th  November the Municipality of Milan and Webuild will inaugurate the first 5.4 km of the new M4 line (Blue), connecting Linate airport with Dateo, one of the 6 interchanges of ... More Information

Silvertown tunnel update

Silvertown tunnel update

Riverlinx’s TBM Jill has now bored more than 210m and installed 102 rings and now it has started tunnelling under the river Thames towards North Greenwich! Once the TBM reaches the Greenwich ... More Information

Registration for the 8th edition of the ITA Tunnelling Awards is open!

Since 2015, the international competition the ITA Tunnelling and Underground Space Awards seeks and rewards the most ground-breaking innovation and outstanding projects in tunnelling and ... More Information

Construction update on the Eglinton Crosstown West Extension

In the last six months Renny, the first TBM to start tunnelling between Renforth Drive and Scarlett Road for the contractor West End Connectors Construction (WECC) has tunnelled 1.9 km, while Rexy, ... More Information

Inter-prefecture decree declaring the LNPCA Phases 1 & 2 project of public utility

Inter-prefecture decree declaring the LNPCA Phases 1 & 2 project of public utility

On Thursday 13 October 2022 the Prefect of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Bouches-du-Rhône Region, the Prefect of Var and the Prefect of the Alpes-Maritimes signed the ... More Information

Independent Study Confirms VTA Plans for a Single Bore Tunnel

An independent study by world renowned tunnelling experts, confirms the Valley Transportation Authority’s single bore tunnel design is the right approach to deliver the BART Silicon Valley ... More Information

Robbins TBM Launches in Nepal

On October 14, 2022 China Overseas Engineering Group Co. Ltd and China Railway N. 2 Engineering Group Co Ltd launched a 6.4 m diameter Robbins Double Shield TBM. The TBM will bore the 13.1 km ... More Information

First section of CRL track laid

Press release - After the final tunnelling breakthrough last month, the Link Alliance team has completed the first section of railway track from Te Waihorotiu Station (Aotea) to Waitemata Station ... More Information

Construction begins on the Davao City Bypass‘s tunnel in the Philippines

Construction begins on the Davao City Bypass‘s tunnel in the Philippines

The Philippines's Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is going to accelerate the construction of the twin-tube 2.3km- length and 10 m-diameter mountain road tunnel in the central portion ... More Information

The City of Helsingborg requests private sector solutions for a permanent link between Helsingborg and Helsingor

The City of Helsingborg requests private sector solutions for a permanent link between Helsingborg and Helsingor

The City of Helsingborg issued an RFI (Request for Information) to examine how the private sector would build a permanent link between Helsingborg and Helsingor.    The project will ... More Information

Three TERRATEC EPBMS delivered for Ninth Bangkok Water Supply Tunnel

A total of three new TERRATEC TBMs will take part in the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority’s Ninth Bangkok Water Supply Improvement project in Thailand. TERRATEC celebrated the ... More Information

CRCHI Showcases Its Comprehensive Solution of Underground Engineering Equipment at BAUMA 2022

CRCHI Showcases Its Comprehensive Solution of Underground Engineering Equipment at BAUMA 2022

Press release - The 33rd Edition of the World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction Equipment (bauma ... More Information

Route decision for E6 Gyllan – Kvål

On 25th  October the municipal council in Melhus municipality gave the go ahead with routes 1.1A with 100 km/h and option 2.1 with the 6km Homyrkam tunnel for the new E6 from Gyllan to Kval. ... More Information

The second of HS2's TBM sets off underneath the capital

On 27 October 2022 HS2 Ltd launched their fifth TBM Caroline, that will be constructing tunnels for the HS2 railway through London. HS2’s first London TBM Sushila - started on the 06 October ... More Information

RRTS corridor witnesses first tunnel breakthrough in Meerut

RRTS corridor witnesses first tunnel breakthrough in Meerut

On the 22/10/2022 the 90m-long TBM EPB S90 (Sudarshan 8.3) completed the first 750 m long tunnel to the Begumpul station in Meerut on the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor. The tunnel has been ... More Information

Suburban Rail Loop East project - updates

Construction of SRL East between Cheltenham and Box Hill is now underway. SRL East will deliver 26km of twin tunnels and 6 brand new underground stations and quicker journeys between major ... More Information

First tunnel boring machines arrive for Sydney Metro West

First tunnel boring machines arrive for Sydney Metro West

The first two TBMs have arrived for the Sydney Metro West project, ready to start construction on the new 24-km tunnels which will connect Greater Parramatta to the Sydney CBD.   The two ... More Information

WTC2023| Full Paper Submission - Deadline Extended

This is your last chance to submit your work! Due to the overwhelming requests of many authors, the organizing committee has decided to extend the paper submission deadline until October 31st. We ... More Information

METAX | Geotechnical, Drilling & Oilfield Division of CIMA S.p.A. will be at BAUMA 2022 in Munich – October 24-30, 2022

Press release – BAUMA, the 33rd Edition of the World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines, Construction Vehicles and Construction ... More Information

ROBBINS NEW WEBINAR - SUSTAINABLE TUNNELLING WITH REBUILT TBMs

Can TBMs reduce your carbon footprint? TBMs have been proven to last for decades, and can be rebuilt cost effectively project after project with proper maintenance.  In fact, several known, ... More Information

Broadway Subway Project’s TBM Launched

Broadway Subway Project’s TBM Launched

Last week on the 14/10/22 Elsie, Broadway Subway Project Corporation's first TBM, was  launched at GNW (Great Northern Way)-Emily Carr Station. This was the start of the tunnel excavations to ... More Information

Last section of Athens’ Metro Line 3 Extension to Piraeus completed

Last section of Athens’ Metro Line 3 Extension to Piraeus completed

On the 10/10/2022 the inauguration ceremony for the last section of Athens metro line 3 extension was held in the Dimotiko Theatro Station in the city of Piraeus. The tunnel is 3.5 km long and was ... More Information

New milestones for the ECRL project

New milestones for the ECRL project

Final breakthrough for the 2.8 km long Kuantan East Coast Rail Link ECRL tunnel occurred on the 17/10/2022,  two months ahead of schedule. Malaysia Rail Link Sdn Bhd (MRL) is the owner of the ... More Information

STM at BAUMA 2022

STM at BAUMA 2022

Press Release - We are delighted to announce the attendance of the STM at the BAUMA Exhibition, taking place in Munich (Trade Fair Center Messe München) from the 24th to the 30th October 2022 - ... More Information

First tunnel completed for Snowy 2.0

First tunnel completed for Snowy 2.0

Main access tunnel  -  On 11th  October 2022 teams from Snowy Hydro and contractor Future Generation Joint Venture celebrated the completion of the excavation of its first tunnel for ... More Information

HS2 Chiltern tunnel – ‘Florence’ and ‘Cecilia’ reach 4 mile point at Chalfont St Giles

HS2 Chiltern tunnel – ‘Florence’ and ‘Cecilia’ reach 4 mile point at Chalfont St Giles

Press Release - Two enormous 2,000 tonne tunnelling machines digging HS2’s longest tunnels passed the second of five ventilation shafts this week, 4 miles into their 10 mile drive under the ... More Information

CRCHI Mega Slurry TBM "Jinghua" Assists the First Tunnel Section Breakthrough of Beijing East Sixth Ring Road Reconstruction Project

CRCHI Mega Slurry TBM "Jinghua" Assists the First Tunnel Section Breakthrough of Beijing East Sixth Ring Road Reconstruction Project

Press release  - In September 2022, the Beijing East Sixth Ring Road Reconstruction Project reported more good news. The CRCHI mega slurry TBM "Jinghua" reached the intermediate air shaft ... More Information

Message from iPS Powerful People

iPS Powerful People are very sad to hear of the tragic event in Creeslough,  County Donegal, We know many people who call Donegal home and it’s difficult to understand how they are ... More Information

Works begin on the PGDL (General drainage plan for Lisbon)

Works begin on the PGDL (General drainage plan for Lisbon)

On 03/10/2022 Carmona Rodrigues, the ex-mayor of Lisbon (CML) who in 2004 had signed the first proposal of the PGDL (General drainage plan for Lisbon), and José Silva Ferreira, general ... More Information

See you at BAUMA 2022!

See you at BAUMA 2022!

Costruzioni Elettrotecniche CEAR will be exhibiting at the 33rd Edition of BAUMA, the World's Leading Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Buildings, Mining and Construction ... More Information

Turin/Lyon - New milestone in Avrieux

With the completion of excavation of the first 10.5 km of the even-numbered tube of the Mont Cenis Base Tunnel between Saint-Martin-la-Porte and La Praz (in the direction of Paris) - the ... More Information

Innovative Riachuelo Project’s hydraulic tunnel filled

Innovative Riachuelo Project’s hydraulic tunnel filled

The innovative sub-fluvial tunnel near Buenos Aires, part of Lot 3 of the Riachuelo Environmental Restoration Project has been filled by water from the river Plate. This is a sustainable development ... More Information

Tunnelling News

Femern - inauguration of the first tunnel element

We are pleased to announce that H.M. King Frederik X will take part in the inauguration of the first tunnel element on the construction site on 17 June. H.M. King Frederik X will arrive at ... More Information

HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV)

A busy first half of the year on the HOCHTIEF-MURPHY Joint Venture (HMJV) Package 5 Headhouses & M&E contract on National Grid’s LPT Phase 2... More Information

Tesla Cybertruck escorts Boring Co's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine

The Boring Company's Prufrock-3 tunnel boring machine (TBM) recently completed a tunnel to Giga Texas, and in true Elon Musk fashion, ... More Information

Kazakhstan’s First Automobile Tunnel and Largest Bridge to be Completed this Year

As reported by the Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Transport, Kazakhstan’s first automobile tunnel through the Shakpak Baba Pass and the country’s largest bridge over the Bukhtarma Reservoir ... More Information

HRBT Expansion Project hits big milestone, could be on track for early completion

The tunnel boring machine, known as Mary ... construction of our two new bored tunnels,” said Project Director Ryan Banas... More Information

TBMs Pass Factory Test For Lesotho Highlands Water Project

A team of engineers and tunnel experts from the Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) together with consultants and contractors working on the Polihali transfer tunnel recently ... More Information

Royal Cargo opts for Goldhofer heavy transport equipment

It has also been in action moving tunnel boring machines (TBM) for the Metro Manila Subway project ... machine part posed a significant challenge due ... More Information

Tunnel breakthrough on NI Water's £7.8M Portadown wastewater project

The tunnel boring machine excavated roughly 1,000m3 of material, which would have risen to 8,000m3 of spoil with a more traditional open-cut method. More Information

The Boring Company announces Cybertunnel at Tesla Texas HQ

In January, the company's latest tunnel boring machine (TBM), Prufrock 3, was first spotted near Tesla's Giga Texas. Prufrock-3 has ... More Information

How do you build tunnels and bridges underwater?

Underground construction usually uses powerful tunnel-boring machines to excavate soil directly. This machine is often called a mole for a reason. More Information

Five Huge New Construction Projects Coming To The US

A spokesperson for the project told Newsweek: "The Hudson Tunnel Project is a generational investment that is expected to create 95,000 new jobs and ... More Information

Chennai Metro Corridor 3: Adyar River Tunnel Work Hampered By Geological Setbacks

For the stretch between Greenways Road and Adyar, CMRL engaged two TBMs, 'Kauvery' and 'Adyar.' These machines were launched from Greenways Road ... More Information

French and Danish firms to build Valby 'cloudburst tunnel'

The underground tunnel will be 2,380m long and will be constructed as a drilled tunnel with an internal diameter of 3.4m. The tunnel will have the ... More Information

Howard's approved budgets include $44.9M for Ellicott City tunnel

The Howard County Council has approved a $2.4 billion operating budget for fiscal 2025, along with a $413 million capital construction budget that ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground On Potomac River Tunnel Project

DC Water on May 21 hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to officially commence construction activities for the Potomac River Tunnel Project... More Information

Silvertown Tunnel portal connections completed

A complete transformation of the tunnel shape was needed to connect the circular tunnel boring machine (TBM) constructed ... More Information

The $4BN Tunnel to Save Stockholm - The B1M

Above: A tunnel entrance under construction. When it completes in 2030, the $4BN project will be one of the longest road tunnel systems in the world. More Information

OHLA awarded the Gjønnes tunnel in Norway for nearly 160 million euros

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (Statens Vegvesen) has awarded the company the design and construction of the Gjønnes tunnel for 156 ... More Information

Utilities tunnel dug through 'challenging' ground conditions under River Tees

Main contractor Farrans Construction worked with specialist contractor Joseph Gallagher to construct the tunnel. During its five weeks of tunnelling ... More Information

China develops world's first boring and blasting machine

In a groundbreaking development, the world's first boring and blasting machine, jointly developed by Tsinghua University and China Railway Science and Industry Group, has successfully ... More Information

Tunnel boring machine wedged in hard rock, leaving Snowy 2.0 hydropower project with new issues

Tunnelling problems are plaguing the $12 billion Snowy 2.0 hydropower project, with a boring machine previously bogged in soft ground now wedged in ... More Information

Construction Complete On New High-Speed Rail Tunnel

Inside the completed Desheng Tunnel, and inset, a Chinese high-speed train. Work on the project is now complete. © China ... More Information

DC Water Breaks Ground on Potomac River Tunnel Project

The Project consists of a large-diameter deep sewer tunnel, diversion facilities, drop shafts, and support structures to capture flows from existing ... More Information

Morocco’s proposed $13 billion underwater tunnel to connect Europe to Africa by 2030s

An historic intercontinental rail link is aiming to link Europe to Morocco with an ambitious underwater tunnel. The Moroccan National Company for Strait Studies (SNED) announced last ... More Information

Government set to fund £1bn final HS2 London tunnel drive

The project was halted as part of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s £6.5bn cost-cutting plan announced last October. This involved axing phase 2 to Manchester and finding a private investor ... More Information

HS2 Project Update, May 2024

Our Victorian railways have carried us successfully through history, but with passenger numbers continuing to rise, investing in new, modern railway lines like HS2 is the key to meet the ... More Information

PM inaugurates breakthrough of Sunkoshi Marin Diversion tunnel

A breakthrough of the Sunkoshi Marin Diversion Multi-purpose Project tunnel has been made... More Information

Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown extension moves closer to tunnelling completion

The project is being delivered by Infrastructure Ontario and Metrolinx. West End Connectors was awarded the C$729M (£425M) contract to design, build ... More Information

_Fehmarnbelt tunnel program hits major milestone

DEME Group said that the Fehmarnbelt tunnel project, one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects, has achieved a significant milestone with ... More Information

The incredbile new £12bn mega-tunnel that could end traffic chaos in world famous city

Construction on the £12.63 billion mega-tunnel has already begun and it is expected to be open in 2035. · Animation for The Hudson River Tunnel project. More Information

Great Lakes Tunnel Project makes progress

Ready to move forward. Enbridge is preparing to begin tunnel construction as soon as possible, following receipt of environmental permits ... More Information

Hudson Tunnel Project is expected to create 95,000 jobs

The report is based on research done on behalf of the Gateway Development Commission. “The Hudson Tunnel Project is the most pressing infrastructure ... More Information

The $2.8BN Megaproject Dividing London

London is building a controversial new tunnel under the River Thames. Head to https://brilliant.org/TheB1M/ for a 30-day free trial + the first 200 people will receive 20% off their ... More Information

Namma Metro: Underground tunnel work on Pink Line 95% complete

This underground portion includes the ambitious task of constructing 20.992 km of twin tunnels. Progress is also underway on the construction of 18 ... More Information

How an ancient water tunnel design is cooling 21st-century streets

In Seville, 3,000-year-old underground technology is being transformed in modern day air-conditioning. An aqueduct at the unopened CartujaQanat pilot ... More Information

Frederick Douglass Tunnel Program B&P Tunnel Replacement Project

Project Description: Proposed utility and roadway relocations include civil work to support the construction of Amtrak's Frederick Douglass Tunnel. More Information

Fehmarnbelt | Purpose-built vessel arrives to line tunnel trench with gravel 'cushion'

The Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link is a new road and rail tunnel being constructed between Denmark and Germany. It will comprise 89 precast concrete ... More Information

Successful Breakthrough of Gudauri Tunnel in Georgia's North-South Corridor KK Highway Project

KAZBEGI, Georgia, April 23, 2024--The 10-kilometer LOT1 Section is constructed by China Railway Tunnel Group Co., Ltd., of which the Gudauri ... More Information

Construction of Shinku La Tunnel to bolster all-weather connectivity in Ladakh Rising Kashmir

Leh, Apr 21: Member of Parliament from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, announced that work on the strategically vital Shinku La Tunnel is set to ... More Information